Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Texas

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Texas
Selected
characteristics
2004
Total Event or exposure (1)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

440 77 61 35 194 18 54

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

334 62 36 28 157 15 35

Self Employed (3)

106 15 25 7 37 3 19

Sex

Men

411 77 59 35 179 17 44

Women

29 15 10

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

49 9 6 12 16 3 3

25-34

106 12 13 10 52 5 14

35-44

101 15 18 7 48 5 8

45-54

100 22 11 3 45 4 15

55-64

47 9 9 16 10

65 and older

31 8 4 14 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

236 32 27 23 117 10 26

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

40 5 4 19 5 5

Hispanic or Latino

150 40 30 10 55 3 12

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

13 3 10

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino workers.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected events and employee status and sex, Texas
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

440 334 106 411 29

Contact with objects and equipment

77 62 15 77

Struck by object

49 38 11 49

Struck by falling object

32 24 8 32

Caught in equipment or object

15 13 15

Caught in running equipment or machinery

8 6 8

Falls

61 36 25 59

Fall to lower level

58 33 25 56

Fall from ladder

9 6 3 9

Fall from roof

12 4 8 11

Fall from scaffold

9 7 9

Harmful substances or environments

35 28 7 35

Contact with electric current

21 16 5 21

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 4 5

Oxygen deficiency

3 3

Transportation incident

194 157 37 179 15

Highway transportation incident

121 99 22 107 14

Collision between vehicles

71 65 6 59 12

Non-collision highway incident

27 20 7 26

Non-highway transportation incident

12 8 4 12

Overturned, non-highway

6 6 6

Struck by vehicle

23 20 3 22

Aircraft incident

28 23 5 28

Fires and explosions

18 15 3 17

Assaults and violent acts

54 35 19 44 10

Homicides

37 25 12 28 9

Homicides - shooting

31 21 10 26 5

Self-inflicted injuries

14 9 5 14

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries and major events or exposures, Texas
Selected industries (1) 2004
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

440 77 61 35 194 18 54

Private industry

Goods Producing

204 54 44 23 65 10 7

Natural resources and mining

56 15 3 5 24 5 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

20 4 9 3

Mining

36 11 3 15 4

Construction

114 29 36 14 34

Manufacturing

34 10 5 4 7 4 3

Service providing

193 22 16 11 98 7 39

Trade, transportation, and utilities

113 14 6 70 5 16

Wholesale trade

19 4 12

Retail trade

29 10 14

Transportation and warehousing

62 7 5 47

Utilities

3

Information

5

Financial activities

12 3 6

Finance and insurance

6 5

Real estate and rental and leasing

6 3

Professional and business services

34 4 6 7 13 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

7

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

27 4 4 5 11 3

Education and health services

7 5

Educational services

4 3

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

9 4 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 4

Other services

13 3 8

Government (3)

43 31 8

Federal

11 10

State

3

Local

29 19 6

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(3) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupations and major events or exposures, Texas
Selected occupations (1) 2004
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

440 77 61 35 194 18 54

Management, professional, and related occupations

50 6 8 21 11

Management occupations

23 3 3 4 9

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

8 3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

3 3

Community and social services occupations

4 3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

3

Service occupations

54 4 5 22 20

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

27 14 10

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

17 3 4 5 3

Personal care and service occupations

6 3 3

Sales and office occupations

27 10 14

Sales and related occupations

24 9 13

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

157 45 37 16 48 7 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

10 3 6

Construction and extraction occupations

122 34 33 14 37

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

25 8 4 5 4 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

145 25 12 8 86 8 5

Production occupations

24 7 3 3 3 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

121 18 9 5 83 4

Military specific occupations

7 7

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

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